Tectonic Grounds: The Kinetic Australian Landscape

United Make / MSD / Cube Zero

Photo by United Make / MSD

Tectonic Grounds explores the blurring between the physical and digital landscapes that we will navigate in the future.

United Make, in collaboration with Melbourne School of Design students and Cube Zero, will build an interactive forest redefining the Australian natural landscape at night with a focus on the question “What is natural today?” The forest will be rigged with light sensors, arduinos, stepper motors, laser cut ‘flowers’ and mechanical gears that will bloom and react to the lightest touch, or light from our phones.

Their digital and mechanical reinterpretation of the Australian landscape will start to question the idea of what is natural and unnatural. With kinetic motion, it will excite minds in a landscape of weird, wonderful spectacle.